Instructables: exploring - technology - fun - easy - robot http://www.instructables.com Sat, 26 Jul 2014 06:45:57 PDT BLOX v1.01 Cardboard Truck Transformer http://www.instructables.com/id/Cardboard-Truck-Transformer/
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Thu, 24 Apr 2014 08:01:08 PDT
RC Truck to Arduino Robot w/ multiple sensors http://www.instructables.com/id/RC-Truck-Arduino-Robot/
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Mon, 2 Dec 2013 23:53:49 PST
Easy hydraulic Robotics! http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-hydraulic-Robotics/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F47/S9FP/HI3TYTTV/F47S9FPHI3TYTTV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F47/S9FP/HI3TYTTV/F47S9FPHI3TYTTV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F47/S9FP/HI3TYTTV/F47S9FPHI3TYTTV.SMALL.jpg benmurton There is a lot of small electronic robotics that use servos and stepper motors, but there are very little good, small hydraulic robotics happening. This arm using simple syringes in an effective way that is capable of lifting a fair amount of weight for its size. The materials required are: sy...
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Sat, 22 Jun 2013 21:38:12 PDT
Simple Robotics for Beginners! http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Robotics-for-Beginners/
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Tue, 20 Nov 2012 13:13:00 PST
Arduino-Controlled Robotic Drum http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Controlled-Robotic-Drum/
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Mon, 17 Sep 2012 17:23:01 PDT
Simple Bots: Skitter http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Bots-Skitter/
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Mon, 10 Sep 2012 15:10:57 PDT
DIY Infrared Proximity Sensor (Arduino Compatible) http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Infrared-Proximity-Sensor-Arduino-Compatible/
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Sun, 2 Sep 2012 17:40:23 PDT
Simple Bots: Buck http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Bots-Buck/
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Mon, 20 Aug 2012 18:40:57 PDT
Simple Bot Switches, Sensors, and Modules http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Bot-Switches-Sensors-and-Modules/
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Mon, 13 Aug 2012 11:24:09 PDT
Simple Bots: Scoop http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Bots-Scoop/
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Mon, 13 Aug 2012 11:00:11 PDT
KISS (Keep It Simple, Silly) Robot http://www.instructables.com/id/KISS-Keep-It-Simple-Silly-Robot/
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Sun, 10 Jun 2012 20:59:33 PDT
Toy Cruiser http://www.instructables.com/id/Toy-Cruiser/
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Sun, 10 Jun 2012 20:28:12 PDT
Blink Module http://www.instructables.com/id/Blink-Module/
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Tue, 1 May 2012 09:38:40 PDT
Simple Walker Robot http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Walker-Robot/
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Mon, 2 Apr 2012 08:28:22 PDT
Steampunk Afterburner and Resources - Part 1 http://www.instructables.com/id/Steampunk-Resources-Part-1/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F6S/6N0C/GRFN39TJ/F6S6N0CGRFN39TJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6S/6N0C/GRFN39TJ/F6S6N0CGRFN39TJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6S/6N0C/GRFN39TJ/F6S6N0CGRFN39TJ.SMALL.jpg halzark YOU CAN DO IT! Make Steampunk stuff with Grocery Store parts! Easyish~Cheap! This is my first (and hopefully NOT my last) instructable for those that claim to not being creative, but yet are searching these pages for some hints on how to create props. (Is that even possible?)  O.o Here are a few t...
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Tue, 23 Aug 2011 03:43:59 PDT
Easy Squiggle Bot http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Squiggle-Bot/
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Mon, 4 Jul 2011 13:38:38 PDT
MAYA Budget Telepresence Rover http://www.instructables.com/id/MAYA-Telepresence-Rover/
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Sat, 12 Mar 2011 12:34:02 PST
wall following virobot http://www.instructables.com/id/wall-following-virobot/
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Thu, 4 Nov 2010 21:04:07 PDT
Simple Bots: Inchworm http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Bots-Inchworm/
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Mon, 9 Aug 2010 08:35:18 PDT
Simple Bots http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Bots/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F9A/R3I9/GCJ0ZFRA/F9AR3I9GCJ0ZFRA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9A/R3I9/GCJ0ZFRA/F9AR3I9GCJ0ZFRA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9A/R3I9/GCJ0ZFRA/F9AR3I9GCJ0ZFRA.SMALL.jpg randofo What is a bot? Is it an abbreviation for robot? Perhaps. You could say that. I, on the other hand, like to think of a bot as an abbreviated robot. It is more like a proto-robot. Something that starts to take on the autonomous nature of a robot, but hasn't quite yet evolved complex digital logic. Wi...
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Mon, 9 Aug 2010 08:34:04 PDT
Simple Bots: Wobbler http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Bots-Wobbler/
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Wed, 28 Jul 2010 11:16:57 PDT
Simple Bots: Walker http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Bots-Walker/
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Tue, 27 Jul 2010 00:08:31 PDT
How to make a mini solar robot! http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-mini-solar-robot/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FM1/06O9/G7CN3Q6N/FM106O9G7CN3Q6N.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM1/06O9/G7CN3Q6N/FM106O9G7CN3Q6N.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM1/06O9/G7CN3Q6N/FM106O9G7CN3Q6N.SMALL.jpg peterjacob The parts you need are: 3 Capacitors (from 470uF to 4700uF, each), a 2N3904 transistor, a 2N3906 transistor, a resistor(1k to 10k ohm), a solar cell (minimum 3 volts )(i used two 2 volt cells in series), a pager motor(or a vibrator). you'll also need a blinking/flashing LED (FLED ). to help...
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Mon, 29 Mar 2010 13:55:13 PDT
How to make a solar robot! http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-solar-robot-1/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FLM/X6HE/G7CND5J2/FLMX6HEG7CND5J2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLM/X6HE/G7CND5J2/FLMX6HEG7CND5J2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLM/X6HE/G7CND5J2/FLMX6HEG7CND5J2.SMALL.jpg peterjacob This is how to make a trimet. The parts you need are: 3 Capacitors, a 2N3904, a 2N3906, a resistor(1k to 10k ohm), a solar cell (minimum 3 volts), a dc motor(the flatter the better). you'll also need a blinking/flashing LED (FLED). to help you, i have made a, very easy to follow, schematic of th...
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Mon, 29 Mar 2010 13:29:03 PDT
Robot Racer http://www.instructables.com/id/Robot-Racer/
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Fri, 20 Mar 2009 01:12:18 PDT
Knex Kart 1.0 http://www.instructables.com/id/Knex_Kart_10/
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Tue, 26 Aug 2008 17:26:29 PDT
Instructables Robot -- Paper Model http://www.instructables.com/id/Instructables-Robot-Paper-Model/
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Fri, 13 Jun 2008 15:22:36 PDT